Kia Australia has given its people mover, the Carnival, a price rise.
All Carnival variants are $200 dearer, with the people-mover line-up now starting from $43,190 plus on-road costs for the S petrol and topping out at $63,490 for the Platinum diesel (see full pricing table below).
Speaking to CarsGuide, a Kia Australia spokesperson said there are no corresponding changes to the Honda Oddssey rival’s standard specification, with the price adjustment “due to the usual business/exchange-rate pressures”.
Just like before, the eight-seat Carnival is available in four grades: entry-level S, mid-range Si and SLi, and flagship Platinum.
A 206kW/336Nm 3.3-litre naturally aspirated V6 petrol engine is available in all grades, as too is a 147kW/440Nm 2.2-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder unit.
Either way, an eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission is standard alongside front-wheel drive.
As reported, the next-generation Carnival is expected to launch in Australia in the fourth quarter this year, with it having been caught testing in Victoria in February.
2020 Kia Carnival pricing before on-road costs
|S petrol||automatic||$43,190 (+$200)|
|Si petrol||automatic||$48,690 (+$200)|
|SLi petrol||automatic||$53,190 (+$200)|
|Platinum petrol||automatic||$60,990 (+$200)|
|S diesel||automatic||$45,690 (+$200)|
|Si diesel||automatic||$51,190 (+$200)|
|SLi diesel||automatic||$55,690 (+$200)|
|Platinum diesel||automatic||$63,490 (+$200)|